Month: April 2021

Fabric Maps

Have you ever worked on a quilt and been confused about which color was which? Have you ever decided to change the fabric in a quilt pattern? If so, then you probably have had fabric confusion. The symptom include the following statements: What color was that? How many colors are there? What did I plan […]

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Press – Wet or Dry

Over the past two days, I have been washing fabric for the Forget Me Not quilt, which as twenty-one fabrics of varying shades and intensities of purple and yellow. Fabric cuts ranged from 1/4 yard to 1 1/2 yards. The light batiks bled very little as expected. The yellows were not too bad either. The […]

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Tulip from North Carolina

It is that time of the month again… the EQ8 Block Spotlight! The spotlight shines on the Tulip from North Carolina. This lovely applique block is appropriate for this time of year, don’t you think? I absolutely love tulips, especially the crazy cultivars like fringed, lily and parrots. Generally, I add applique to a pieced […]

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Photo Op

This weekend, I was getting a few quilts ready to photograph a few quilts for our local quilt exhibition – Quilters Unlimited – June 4 – June 6, 2021. To complete this, I had two tasks: add a sleeve to the quilt for hanging and take the photographs. The first task was not too difficult […]

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Fur, Lint, Threads, and Dust – Oh My!

You spend all that time working on a quilt, pouring your love, sweat and tears into it. When you are done, you have a labor of love and often something smothered in fur, lint, threads, and/or dust. So how do you clean your baby, especially for gifting or show? The usual answer is wash it. […]

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